Saturday, April 12, 2008

Vintage Hankie Pillows


I saw that the Sugar Sugar blog is having another "Show and Tell Sunday" challenge. This week it is vintage hankies. I have this thing about vintage fabrics and I always look at the hankies at antique stores. I try to never spend more than $2 on one and have a certain kind of floral colors that I am drawn to.

I don't have time right now to photograph my hankie stash - maybe later. But I did want to show off my hankie pillows. I can't bear to sew or cut the hankies, so I bought some pillows, and then crossed 2 hankies on top and attached them by sewing little buttons to the corners. That way I can always remove the hankie and no damage will be done! A clever and quick vintage project!



21 comments:

Karin (creativechaos) said...

Those are just beautiful!

pinkroses said...

I LOVE this idea! I am with you, I hate to cut up linens (I can't take apart old hats either), but this is a perfect way to use and display your favorite hankies, with as you say, no harm done! xo suzanne duda

Debbie said...

Great idea! I didn't have time to dig out and take pics of my hankies for the show & tell, but I plan on doing this to a few asap. Thanks for the brilliant idea :)

The Apron Queen said...

What an amazing collection of hankies. I'm impressed! My vintage hanky apron show & tell is up. Do stop by. I'll even fix you a plate of my Just Peachy Cobbler. :D

For your daily dose of vintage goodness & a bit of silliness, stop by Confessions of an Apron Queen, the home of Vintage Thingies Thursdays.

She'sSewPretty said...

I love, love, love the way you covered your pillows. I might have to "steal" borrow your idea! So pretty!

cherished*vintage said...

I love your pillow idea! Very clever indeed.
-Karoline

Counting Your Blessings said...

How lovely! I have a hankie pillow posted today too but I think I like yours better =) Blessings... Polly

Jean said...

What a great way to use hankies without damaging them! Thanks!

Alisa said...

Very clever indeed! and so pretty!
Alisa

bluemuf said...

Great idea, yours are amazing and so pretty.

Karen

Little Pink Studio said...

Lovely pillows!
Thank you for playing along with us!
~Cerri xo

Lisa B. said...

How very cute~

Lisa B. said...

How very cute!

leesiebella said...

Hi Karen!

LOVE your pillow idea! Just fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing today!

xo
Analise

barbara said...

I love your idea! That's a great way to preserve and display your hankies.

About Me said...

Hello! I love your hankys. So pretty and what a great idea to not damage them in the creative process. Take care. Di

Carla said...

I like your idea of keeping the hankies whole, but putting them to a pretty use. Your hankie combinations are terrific.

Carla said...

I really like how you kept the hankies whole but put them to a pretty use. Your hankie combinations are terrific.

Karen said...

I love the pillow idea! Wonderful way to display those vintage treasures! I just joined the Sunday Show and Tell. Great idea!

Adla said...

what a pretty idea :)

cheers, Adla

Sandy said...

Your pillows are so cute!

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